Contemporary Germany: Politics, Society and Culture
Enrollment for the academic year 2016/17 in the updated study program has started

  • Tuition fee scholarship for all accepted students
  • Additional scholsrships for outstanding students
  • Scholarships for intensive German language courses abroad
  • Subsidized study tours abroad each year
  • Possibility to study one semester at a German university
  • Internship programs in Israel and abroad

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Call for Papers
Coalescence or Collapase?
Challenges for German and European Studies in the 21st Century
International Conference celebrating
25 Years of DAAD-funded Centers for German and European Studies
BMW Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., December 8th to 10th, 2016
Pre-application deadline at the DAAD Center for German Studies: May 30th, 2016
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Call for Applications
Refraiming Mass Violence in Europe and the Americas
Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute of the Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota and the University of Bayreuth
University of Bayreuth, June 12th to 19th, 2016
Application deadline: April 1st, 2016
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Writing Visual History - Photography, Visual Arts and Media
Sunday, May 8th, 2016, 09:00-18:00
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mandel School for Advanced Studies, Room 530
Roundtable Discussion
Germany and the Refugee-Crisis - Opportunities and Risks
Monday, May 16th, 2016, 18:30
Mount Scopus Bronfman Hall (The Sherman Administration Building)
Reception at 18:00
Guest Lecture
Dr. Annette Vowinckel, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam
Visual Competition: Documentary Photography in the Two Germanies
Monday, May 23th, 2016, 18:00
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mandel School for Advanced Studies, Room 530



Call for this year's DAAD-funded trilateral summer school "Weimarer Dreieck"
Europe from 'below'
Paris, July 4th to 10th, 2016
Application deadline: March 30th, 2016
The summer school will be conducted in German. A good understanding of German is therefore essential.

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The Center for German Studies at the European Forum of the Hebrew University was established in October 2007 as a joint initiative of the German Foreign Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Its goal is to promote through teaching and research the study of contemporary processes in German society, the role of Germany in the EU and in European integration, as well as in global economic, political, scholarly, cultural and artistic developments. The Center draws on the expertise gained in the various departments and centers of the Hebrew University that have dealt with Germany in the past as a basis for further, updated, inter-disciplinary inquiry. The Center for German Studies is integrated into the European Forum, a teaching and research framework at the Hebrew University that serves as epicenter for all the chairs, funds and foundations active within the university dealing with research and teaching on issues related to Europe or one of its states. The European Forum is a trans- and multidisciplinary institution operating under three Faculties: Social Sciences, Humanities and Law. full text >>